Looking forward! Looking forward! The long-awaited grand opening of the Hangzhou Asian Games has become the focus of global sports fans. The gorgeous stage design, the magnificent welcome avenue and the retro elements full of traditional Chinese colors dazzled and slapped some people waiting to see the joke in the face.
But in the exquisite performance, there are still some regrets, that is, I could not see the figure of swimming superstar Sun Yang. As a native of Hangzhou, being able to draw a perfect end to the competition in his hometown is definitely the most perfect life, but he was banned for some reasons and failed to appear at the opening ceremony, but Qin Haiyang, as the standard-bearer, made up for this regret for us.
Qin Haiyang made a blockbuster appearance at this year's World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, where he won gold medals in the men's 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, showing his outstanding strength and potential. This is also a microcosm of the new generation of athletes gradually emerging to take over the baton of their predecessors and continue to win glory for the country.
At the opening ceremony, China showed its usual grandeur and sophistication, laying a welcome carpet for friends in Asia with the golden color of the harvest. This magnificent scene once again proved China's absolute leading position in hosting the opening ceremony of large-scale events. When the athletes entered, the crowd cheered enthusiastically.
As a staunch friend of China, Pakistan's delegation won warm applause from the audience.
The war-torn Syrian delegation was also warmly welcomed by the audience. The presence of the Syrian president and his wife, especially the outstanding appearance of the president's wife, became a highlight of the scene, and the audience screamed, as if it had become a large-scale star-chasing event.
The UAE delegation held the flags of China and Arab countries, showing their deep friendship and recognition of China, which deeply touched every Chinese audience present.
When the Chinese Taipei delegation entered, the commentary was directly introduced as "Chinese Taipei", which seemed to be a mistake in the explanation, but in fact showed Chinese long-cherished desire for reunification. The cheers at the scene reached a climax, which was not only a support for the athletes, but also a deep expectation for cross-strait reunification.
Such a scene makes people think that sports events are not only a competition, but also an emotional exchange, an affectionate dialogue between countries and people. In such a large-scale event, we not only saw the hard work and sweat of athletes, but also saw the friendship and cooperation between countries, and saw the positive energy and peace brought by sportsmanship.
This also makes us think about why sports events can become a major platform for international exchanges and a bridge for friendly exchanges between countries. It is because sports events transcend national borders and languages, and what it conveys is a universal emotion, a pursuit of victory, courage to challenge, and respect for opponents. This spirit, which cannot be replaced by any language, allows us to see the beauty and hope of mankind and the possibility of a more peaceful and friendly world.
Another touching moment in the arena was when coach Sun Haiping entered as the flag bearer to protect the flag, many old spectators remembered his proud protégé, Chinese flyer Liu Xiang. Liu Xiang was once a representative figure of Chinese sports, and his every competition attracted countless eyeballs.
But after two Olympic retirements, he faces many questions. Over time, people gradually learned the story behind Liu Xiang, and their evaluation of him changed. His classic phrase "Who says yellow people can't make the top eight in the Olympics?" I am an Olympic champion" continues to inspire generations of young athletes.
But unfortunately, Liu Xiang did not appear at the opening ceremony with his mentor Sun Haiping, which has also become a small regret in the hearts of many people. These touching moments once again prove that the charm of sports is not only in the victory or defeat of the game, but also in the stories and emotions behind it.